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World
4:44 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Daily traffic in Havana resembles a vintage car rally, even if it does share the city streets these days Hyundais and Peugeots and rattletrap Russian Ladas.
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Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 11:12 pm

In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

During my reporting trip to Havana, I spoke with Julio Alvarez, the owner of Nostalgicar in Havana.

He joked that one thing Cubans should thank Fidel Castro for is all the old, majestic American cars that are now making him money.

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Europe
4:44 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Germanwings Co-Pilot Showed No Signs Of Mental Illness, Fellow Pilots Say

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:07 pm

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National Security
3:37 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

U.S. Plays Delicate Dance As Deadline Nears In Iranian Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:07 pm

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Europe
3:37 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

After Apartment Search, German Investigators Say Co-Pilot Hid An Illness

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:07 pm

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Africa
3:37 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:07 pm

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